The Osun Ambulance Service Agency, otherwise known as O’Ambulance has saved the lives of no fewer than 2,240 accident victims across the state in the last seven months, its General Manager Dr. Olusoji Akinloye has said.
Akinloye who made the disclosure at the opening of a two-day training workshop for paramedics working with the agency said: “The services we render cannot be quantified in terms of monetary value because we have saved many lives and prevented untimely deaths in many homes.
The O’Ambulance was inaugurated about seven months ago and on the average, we rescue 320 victims per month. Our paramedics have been effective but this training was organised to make them more effective. They have been providing prompt and excellent services to victims and patients and we have to encourage them to do more by equipping them with training.”
He advised the residents to call 07080601212 any time there was an emergency situation around them, saying that the Aregbesola administration laid premium on human life.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Temitope Ilori, advised the paramedics to ensure that they live up to international standard in carrying out their statutory duties. She said, Governor Rauf Aregbesola was very passionate about the service the O’Ambullance render and therefore, urged the paramedics to be diligent.
The commissioner urged the participants to show interest in the workshop, which she said would improve their operations. She, however, sounded the note of warning that whoever failed to score above the average in the test which they are expected write at the end of the workshop will not be awarded a certificate.
A United Kingdom-based expert, Dr. Ademola Onifade, who maintained that paramedics must know how to drive to make their services better, said that knowing how to drive would shorten the time victims would take to get to hospitals for treatment.
Also, another UK-based paramedic, Mr. Malcom Finn, advised the participants to add value to their services, saying they must strive to satisfy patients and victims. Many of the paramedics agreed that the workshop would add value to them in various ways.
For Osun Ambulance Service ( O’ AMBULANCE) please call 07080601212, 07080601213